Friday, May 5, 2017

Vancouver Sustainability Conference 2017

Vancouver Sustainability Conference 2017 volunteer at Eric Hamber Secondary School with students from other different schools who I worked with.

  • Getting all the atendees in line to sign in and make name tags for them.

  • Trying to get everyone to write something on these
  • "What issues in sustainability do you think needs more attention?"
       -  composting, ethical food source, water, energy production, oceanwise, climate change

  • "What does sustainability mean to you?"

- to think about the future, ensuring that future generations have the opportunity to survive and thrive on our planet

- led the atendees from the gym to the auditorium where the leaders of the activity talked about sustainability

- helped with handing out sandwiches to the atendees which I enjoyed a lot because I got to talk to some of them and I enjoyed the fact that people kept coming to my station so I was the first one who ran out of sandwiches to give.

  • UBC people talking about their projects

I enjoyed gaining a new experience, and to be out on a pro-d day which was really helpful for other people like volunteering for instance. I also kind of made some friends, students from other different schools. I got to eat free cookies and sandwiches which was amazing. To be led by wonderful and friendly leaders like Celina and Lovely was amazing too!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Camosun Bog species

Native Species - species that normally live and thrive in a particular ecosystem, prefer a high water table with low nutrient, and high acid conditions. These conditions existed at Camosun Bog for 2000 years.

                  sphagnum moss
                  arctic star flower
                  bunch berry
                  cloud berry
                  bog cranberry

                  labrador tea
                  bog blueberry

                   lodgepole pine (also shore pine)
                   saskatoon berry

Invasive Species - defined as organisms (plant, animal, fungus or bacterium) that are not native and has negative effects on a region's economy, environment, or public health)

                  polytrichum moss
                  fern (deer, sword, bracken)
                  skunk cabbage

                  some blueberry species

                   western hemlock
                   mountain ash